‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Features Younger Lara Croft on Brand New Trailer

By Staff Reporter | Sep 20, 2017 07:55 PM EDT

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for their adaptation of "Tomb Raider." With Alicia Vikander taking the mantle as Lara Croft, the young adventurer takes on a journey that could save the world.

The trailer starts with Lara running through what seems to be a forest with a bow on hand, followed by some clips showing the adventurer locating her father's secret room. After watching the video her father left her regarding what the tomb called "Mother of Death," she embarks on a mission to locate the tomb before the group called Trinity gets there.

Directed by Roar Uthaug, this version of Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider" is based on the video game reboot developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. As Polygon points out, from her outfit to the locales, and even with the weapons, she is miles apart from the first iteration of the character portrayed by Angelina Jolie. Jolie had two movies as Croft, 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life", released in 2003.

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Along with the trailer, a poster for "Tomb Raider" was revealed, though it received negative feedback from fans. While the poster featured a tough-looking Alicia VIcander, Eurogamer reported that fans found the image quite funny, particularly the elongated neck. Comparing Vikander's  photoshopped neck to that of a giraffe or a dinosaur,  many fans took to social media to play around with the image, with some elongating the neck even more.

Along with Vikander, "Tomb Raider" also has Daniel Wu as ship captain Lu Ren, Dominic West as Lara's father Richard Croft, and Walton Goggins as Father Mathias Vogel, to name a few.

Released in 2013, Crystal Dynamics' "Tomb Raider" was the second reboot for Lara Croft, with "Tomb Raider: Legend" by Eidos being the first. Available for different platforms, a sequel came out in 2015, titled "Rise of the Tomb Raider."

"Tomb Raider" is hitting her mark on March 16, 2018.


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